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Department of Art History,

Aesthetics & Culture

and Museology

The Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology is one of nine departments at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. The department conducts degree programmes in the fields of art history, aesthetics and culture, aesthetic communication, visual culture and museology, including the professional Master's degree programme MA Curating, which is conducted in English.

There are about 25 permanently affiliated teachers and researchers (professors, associate professors and assistant professors/postdocs), as well as a number of external lecturers. The department also has about 15 PhD students.

The researchers at the department work with researchers from other departments in the two cross-disciplinary research programmes: Cultural Transformations and Mediality, Materiality and Aesthetic Meaning, and in the following research projects: The Democratic Public Sphere, The Contemporary Condition, Posthuman Aesthetics, and Literature between Media.

 

The departmental staff contribute actively to the following research groups:

The departmental staff are often used as experts in the media on issues relating to art, museums, aesthetics and culture, sound and auditive culture. They also present lectures to the general public to spread the results of their research.

The image at the top of the page: © Christian Salling & Peter Ole Pedersen, Digital Audiobooks, Routledge 2016.  

 

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Upcoming events at the department

Thu 12 Mar
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 124
Iain Hamilton Grant: On Godmaking and Other Loops: Making Symposia Made of Makings
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 19 Mar
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Anselm Franke: Contemporary Art and Cosmology
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 02 Apr
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Kim West: Patterns and Contradictions: The Exhibitionary Complex and the Consolidation of the Artworld
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 16 Apr
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Alexander Wilson: How We Remained Human: Posthumans, the Technosphere, and the Selfish Meme
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 07 May
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Iwona Janicka: The Archive and the Laboratory: Rancière, Latour and the Speechless
Aesthetic Seminar